THE scene is set for ‘Super Sunday’ at AFC Sudbury this weekend.
The club are again staging three finals on one day – the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield, Sunday Trophy and Veterans’ Cup competitions, after a successful day last year.
The action will kick-off at 10.15am, with the Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield Final between Ipswich Thistle and Raydon Ravens, who both play in the Ipswich Sunday Football League.
Ipswich Thistle beat Moreton Hall Youth Ferals of the Bury & District Sunday League 2-0 in their semi-final at Long Melford FC.
Raydon Ravens meanwhile, overcame Laxfield United, who play in the same division of the ISFL as Raydon, by the same 2-1 scoreline in their semi-final at Ransomes Sports FC.
Phil Caborn, Anglian Radio’s Managing Director, said: “We are proud to be sponsors of this Shield and especially the opportunity it gives us to promote our Trust, which is all about local people supporting local children. We hope the Ipswich Thistle and Raydon Ravens football teams have a great final game.”
This will be followed by the Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final which is between Bury & District Sunday League side Bardwell Sports and ISFL side FC Monarchs, kicking-off at 12.30pm.
Bardwell Sports came out on top 2-1 in an all-Bury & District Sunday League Division Four affair against Hardwick in their last-four tie at Mildenhall Town FC.
FC Monarchs, who play in the Ipswich Sunday Football League, also won 2-1 against Bury & District Sunday League Division Three side Pakenham in their semi-final at Henley Athletic FC.
The teams are pictured above taking to the pitch before last season’s Sunday Trophy Final in which Haverhill Borough (grey shirts) beat Lavenham (blue & white striped shirts) 5-4 after extra time.
The third final at 2.30pm is the Vitavia Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Final between AFC Hoxne and Woodbridge Town who both play in the Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans’ League.
Both teams play in the Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans’ League – AFC Hoxne in Division One North and Woodbridge Town in Premier South.
AFC Hoxne beat Premier South side Bury Town 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in their semi-final meeting at Walsham-le-Willows FC, while Woodbridge Town won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Division One South Barham Athletic at Taydal Old Boys FC.
In each of the last three seasons the final has been contested by Bury Town and Woodbridge Town, who won last year’s contest 1-0, so AFC Hoxne have broken the mould by reaching their first final.
Admission to the finals is £4 for adults and £2 for children. Pre-school children accompanied by an adult will be admitted for £1.
A souvenir progamme, priced £1, will also be on sale.